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Corp Author International Academy of Astronautics. International Symposium (6th : 2007 : Berlin, Germany)
Title Small satellites for earth observation : selected contributions / Rainer Sandau, Hans-Peter Roser, Arnoldo Valenzuela, editors.
Imprint [London?] : Springer, 2008.

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Corp Author International Academy of Astronautics. International Symposium (6th : 2007 : Berlin, Germany)
Subject Artificial satellites -- Congresses.
Microspacecraft -- Congresses.
Artificial satellites in remote sensing -- Congresses.
Alt Name Sandau, Rainer.
Röser, Hans-Peter.
Valenzuela, Arnoldo.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 406 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note "The 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation ... These selected proceedings contain the orally presented contributions and the awarded best poster presentations ..."--Preface.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Design of water control structures, reservoir management, economic evaluation of flood protection projects, land use planning and management, flood insurance assessment, and other projects rely on knowledge of magnitude and frequency of floods. Often, estimation of floods is not easy because of lack of flood records at the target sites. Regional flood frequency analysis (RFFA) alleviates this problem by utilizing flood records pooled from other watersheds, which are similar to the watershed of the target site in flood characteristics. Clustering techniques are used to identify group(s) of watersheds which have similar flood characteristics. This book is a comprehensive reference on how to use these techniques for RFFA and is the first of its kind. It provides a detailed account of several recently developed clustering techniques, including those based on fuzzy set theory and artificial neural networks. It also documents research findings on application of clustering techniques to RFFA that remain scattered in various hydrology and water resources journals. The optimal number of groups defined in an area is based on cluster validation measures and L-moment based homogeneity tests. These form the bases to check the regions for homogeneity. The subjectivity involved and the effort needed to identify homogeneous groups of watersheds with conventional approaches are greatly reduced by using efficient clustering techniques discussed in this book. Furthermore, better flood estimates with smaller confidence intervals are obtained by analysis of data from homogeneous watersheds. Consequently, the problem of over- or under-designing by using these flood estimates is reduced. Thisleads to optimal economic design of structures. The advantages of better regionalization of watersheds and their utility are entering into hydrologic practice. Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers in stochastic hydrology, practitioners in hydrology and graduate students.
Contents Programmatics -- NASA Earth Observation Programs and Small Satellites -- Incubating Domestic Space-Qualified Manufacturers Through ROCSAT Programs -- Trends and Visions for Small Satellite Missions -- Development of the MicroSat Programme at INTA -- Missions (1) -- Moving Towards Commercial Earth Observation Services with Small Satellite Constellations -- PROBA Spacecraft Family -- Small Satellites and Earth Observation Systems for Small Countries and Regions -- Instruments -- Development of a High-Performance Optical System for Small Satellites -- Comparison of Atmospheric Ozone Measurements Between NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and the FASAT-BRAVO Ozone Mapping Detector (OMAD) -- Serious Microsats Need Serious Instruments, MIBS and the First Results -- Constellations -- Feasibility of a Constellation of Miniature Satellites for Perform ing Measurements of the Magnetic Field of the Earth -- Preliminary Concepts and Analysis of Future Earth Observation Missions Based on Distributed Radars -- The Swarm Magnetometry Package -- EO Formation Flying Applications for Small Satellite Missions -- Subsystems (1) -- GPS for Microsatellites - Status and Perspectives -- On-the-Fly Merging of Attitude Solutions -- Design and On-Orbit Evaluation of Magnetic Attitude Control System for the "REIMEI" Microsatellite -- GPS and Low Cost Sensors in Navigation -- Students Session -- GPS Based Attitude Determination for the Flying Laptop Satellite -- Electromagnetic Formation Flight System Design -- Preliminary System Simulation Environment of the University Micro-Satellite Flying Laptop -- A Miniaturised UV Imaging Spectrometer for Remote Sensing of Atmosphere: Volcanic Sulphur Dioxide, Ozone, and Aerosols -- BeeSat Attitude Determination and Control System -- Special Aspects -- Initial SPHERES Operations Aboard the International Space Station -- BIRD Microsatellite Thermal Control System - 5 Years of Operation in Space -- The "Mailbox Gound Station" - A Procedure to Improve the Operational Key Requirements of Earth Observation Systems -- A Software-Defined Radio Approach for the Implementation of Ground Station Receivers -- Missions (2) -- Mission Requirements and Analysis of Indonesia's Second Generation Satellite to Support Food Security Program -- A Low-Cost Microsatellite Platform for Multispectral Earth Observation -- Nano-Satellites for Micro-Technology Pre-Qualification: The Delfi Program of Delft University of Technology -- Spacecraft Bus -- Development of the Method of the Creation of Micro Satellite (̃50 kg) Platforms for the Fundamental and Applied Research of the Earth and Near-Earth Outer Space -- Indigenous Mission of Satellite System Development Program in Taiwan -- Lessons Learned -- First Year in Orbit - Results from the Beijing-1 Operational High Resolution Small Satellite -- An Introduction to FORMOSAT-2's Global Effectiveness -- TopSat: Lessons Learned from a Small Satellite Mission -- Subsystems (2) -- High Data Rate X-Band Transmitter for Low Earth Orbit Satellites -- Flowing Taks: Scalable Software Dependability and Performance.
ISBN 9781402069437
OCLC # 261325813
Additional Format Print version: International Academy of Astronautics. International Symposium (6th : 2007 : Berlin, Germany). Small satellites for earth observation. [London?] : Springer, 2008 9781402069420 1402069421 (DLC) 2008923260 (OCoLC)236117857.

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